Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Havah

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read.
2. Open to a random page.
3. Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!).
5. Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:
"He brought diseased or malformed leaves and stems and anything strange or unknown to us. He even brought dry dung, which we broke apart to learn the diets of the animals. Sometimes we burned it in the fire. It put off a foul smoke; where even the scat of animals had been filled with the pure waste of leaf and stem, it now contained the foul rot of flesh. At times I was appalled. Here was the adam, who named the very animals, reduced to scavenging bits of horn and bone like a hyena eating the remains of a carcass, or the jackal sniffing at the droppings of another. His boundless energy for pleasure seemed gone, the worries of this new life settled between his eyes and at the corners of his mouth. I cherished his fortitude and vulnerability even as I secretly and occasionally disdained it compared to the man he had been." - pg. 104, Havah by Tosca Lee

What are you reading this week?


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